Chiropractic Care and Fibromyalgia Pain


Fibromyalgia is defined by the Mayo Clinic as “a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain and spinal cord process painful and nonpainful signals.” If you have fibromyalgia, and wish to seek chiropractic treatment, there are options for managing symptoms that you can discuss with a chiropractor.

How can a chiropractor help with your fibromyalgia pain?

Chiropractic care for fibromyalgia pain may include a variety of techniques, such as spinal adjustments, soft tissue therapy, and stretching exercises. These techniques aim to restore normal joint mobility, reduce muscle tension, and improve circulation, which can all help alleviate fibromyalgia symptoms.

Additionally, chiropractors may provide lifestyle advice, such as recommending dietary changes, exercise programs, and stress management techniques to help manage fibromyalgia symptoms. They may also work with other healthcare providers, such as physical therapists and primary care physicians, to develop a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to the individual needs of the patient.

What are the benefits of chiropractic care for fibromyalgia pain?

Here is how chiropractic care can help with fibromyalgia pain:

  • Improving spinal alignment: Chiropractors use spinal adjustments to improve the alignment of the spine, which can help reduce pressure on the nerves and decrease pain levels.

  • Reducing muscle tension: Chiropractic techniques such as soft tissue therapy and stretching exercises can help relax tight muscles, which is a common symptom of fibromyalgia.

  • Improving joint mobility: Chiropractors use joint mobilization techniques to improve the range of motion of the joints, which can help reduce pain and stiffness in the muscles and soft tissues.

  • Reducing inflammation: Chiropractic care may help reduce inflammation in the body, which can contribute to the development of fibromyalgia pain.

  • Providing a non-invasive approach: Chiropractic care is a non-invasive approach to managing fibromyalgia pain, which means there is no need for drugs or surgery.

In conclusion, chiropractic care can be beneficial for some, but may not be appropriate for everyone. It is recommended that you consult with your chiropractor or another health care professional before seeking out this type of treatment.



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